[LIVE, JUNE 13] All the developments of the pandemic

[EN DIRECT 13 JUIN] Tous les développements de la pandémie

Whether in Québec or elsewhere on the planet, the pandemic of the COVID-19 disrupts our lives.

You will find here all the news throughout the day related to this crisis, which is hitting the population, governments and the economy.



Case: 7 675 299
Death: 426 268


Case : 97 953 cases, 53 666 in Quebec

Death : 8049, 5148, Quebec


7: 39 | After the pandemic, the pope invites us to “reach out to the poor”.

Pope Francis calls all mankind, in a message issued Saturday, to ” reach out to the poor “, denounces the passage “cynicism” and “indifference” of those that move fortunes from their computer, or get richer by selling weapons and drugs.

“In these months when the entire world was overwhelmed by a virus that brought pain and death, distress and distraction, how many helping hands we were able to see! “, appreciated the pope in a message for the world Day of the poor in the 15 November next.

Making it once again a tribute to the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, volunteers or priests who have devoted themselves in the front line putting their lives at risk during the pandemic, the pope expressed the view that they have ” defied the contagion, and the fear to bring support and consolation.”

7: 35 am | The COVID-19 is sensitive to the seasons?

7: 30 am | Botswana: containment strict imposed in the capital Gaborone.

The Botswana authorities have announced containment is strict for the capital Gaborone as of Saturday after the discovery of 12 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus in the country, half of which are concentrated in the capital.

“Following the discovery of new cases of COVID-19 in Gaborone, the presidential working group (pandemic) has taken the decision to impose a containment” in the region of Gaborone from Saturday for an indefinite period, announced the coordinator of this working group, Kereng Masupu.

“This decision means that there cannot be any movement without permission “and that” only the essential services are allowed, ” he explained in a press release.

No one is allowed to leave the region of Gaborone, there is still specified.

This decision was taken after the discovery of 12 new cases of the disease COVID-19 in Botswana, including six in the capital region. Botswana, a country in southern Africa, with some 2.2 million inhabitants.

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3h15 | Spain generates doubts in “freezing” the number of deaths from the coronavirus.

Spain would “freeze” for days the total number of deaths from the coronavirus, thus leaving a room for doubt on the evolution of the epidemic in one of the countries most bereaved by the COVID-19.

Since 7 June, the counter of the dead is down to 27 136.

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1h49 | The official journal of Tokyo will be safe, ” says the governor.

The Tokyo olympic Games carried over to the summer of 2021 will be safe in spite of the pandemic, told AFP the governor of the capital of japan, Yuriko Koike, promising to “mobilise to 120%” for the event to take place.

1h02 | borders reopened in Europe… a little, a lot, or not at all.

0h45 | full déconfinement, the hospitals of Honduras “to the brink of collapse”.

In Honduras, as elsewhere in Latin America, the activity picks up while the epidemic of coronavirus has not yet reached its peak, prompting fears of doctors that denounce the situation of hospitals “to the brink of collapse”.

“Even in my worst nightmares, I never thought to live it,” says the hospital’s director of Cardiovascular, Nora Maradiaga, in an interview with the local television channel HCH. Already, 69 patients for the coronavirus admitted in the school are dead, she says.

His hospital is close to saturation with 96 patients, for a maximum capacity of 107 beds.

0.10am | Rebound of the coronavirus: several districts of Beijing confined.

Eleven residential areas south of Beijing are subject to the containment due to the emergence of a new hotbed of coronavirus in a market neighborhood, announced on Saturday the authorities.

Seven cases of contamination to the COVID-19 have been identified in the vicinity of the market, Xinfadi, including six on Saturday, according to the health authorities. Nine schools and kindergartens in the area have been closed.

0h05 | After nearly four months of the crisis, Ecuador was thought to have controlled the pandemic.

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